We have seen some unusual options trading today. As you would expect, some is around today’s 4:00 PM close with today being options expiration date. But some bets are way out into 2011 and we have some around merger rumors. All have links with full details on the options trading analysis at VSInvestor:
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) are both seeing very active trading around expiration date today, and the closest strikes are acting as magnets.
Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) has seen a very bullish bet in options out to 2011.
There is some elevated Dec-2009 Call options activity in both Leap Wireless International Inc. (NASDAQ: LEAP) and MetroPCS Communications Inc. (NYSE: PCS) on today’s re-rumor of a potential deal coming back up.
DryShips, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) is very active in the stock after an increased convertible note offering, yet the options activity seen today seems muted.
Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) has a big bet out in January 2011 options expiration.
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JON C. OGG
NOVEMBER 20, 2009